Year 8 & 9 Ski Trip

We are so pleased to share these inspiring memories from the Ski Trip from Ms Hull, and student Ciaran Keenan.


As we arrived in Passo Tonale and looked up at the Glacier resort, the bus trip was forgotten and we knew that it was going to be a good week. We  were not disappointed…

The advanced ski group got off to a flying start, hitting the red runs of the resort. By the end of the week they were cruising the blacks! The intermediate group progressed well and perfected their techniques carving up the mountain with th

eir parallel turns! Our beginner groups advanced so quickly and worked hard on their technique and quickly gained confidence on runs that were completely out of their league at the beginning of the week. All of the pupils were determined to do their best and make the most of this great opportunity. When they fell down, they got back up; when they had blisters, they put a plaster on. The perseverance and support of each other was inspiring.

There was even more fun to be had off the slopes. The pupils and staff joined in with the evening entertainment and showed that this trip is not only about skiing, but about making friends and laughing until your sides hurt! A trip to the local bowling alley proved a particular favourite with the pupils. It was an absolute pleasure to see every single pupil enjoying it and getting involved.

Ivahoe’s pupils showed exemplary behaviour throughout the trip. As we stepped back onto Ivanhoe tarmac, I was proud to call myself a teacher at Ivanhoe and I am grateful of the experiences that I have shared with those pupils who attended. They showed courage, support, resilience and all round good nature. A huge well done from myself and the rest of the staff team.

Ms. K. Hull


Passo Tonale Ski Trip - A Trip That Noone Will Forget - by Ciaran Keenan

There I was in Italy, sun shining, zooming down a mountain. I couldn't believe it!

Personally, this trip was one of the best holidays I have ever had. It was exhilarating, amazing and hilarious; not many things could have improved it. One thing that I think everyone enjoyed was, there never was a dull moment. It was always busy and kept you on your toes. The skiing lessons themselves were absolutely fantastic. The group instructors were funny, but helpful and the slopes that we had access to were a blast.

The fun didn't end after the skiing though; the evening entertainment was just as fun. One event that I loved was bowling due to the fact that you were with friends and it was a major laugh. 

All of the teachers were a big help too, they were phenomenal. If there was ever a problem, which was very rare, they'd help and they were incredibly funny too. I'm very sure that this will be a treasured memory for everybody who went on the trip as it was simply a magical experience.


The gorgeous setting also made for some fantastic photo opportunities. We hope you enjoy this slide show of the trip.


26 Apr 2016

« Back to latest news

Ashby Rotary Club Young Artist 2021

Ashby Rotary Club Young Artist 2021

Over lockdown the ADT department set a competition on behalf of the Ashby Rotary Club to find the Young Artist...

Click to read more >

Year 7 Photography Competition

Year 7 Photography Competition

As part of Mental Health Awareness week our Year 7’s were invited to take part in a Nature themed photograph...

Click to read more >

National Reading Quiz

National Reading Quiz

Congratulations to our Year 8 and 9 teams who jumped in at late notice to take part in the live National Lit...

Click to read more >

WisePay Login
Parent View


Sorry. You need to upgrade your browser

You are using Internet Explorer 8

This is considered an out of date browser. This website has been developed with modern browsers in mind to allow it to display at its best in a wide variety of viewing situations - including mobile viewing. But we haven't supported older browsers like IE8. Please upgrade to the latest version of Internet Explorer - or try Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. Both are excellent browsers.

Thank you.